Some images from the Hallowmas Market at Ground Control on October 28th.
Holy crap! How excited are we for the Hallowmas market on Saturday?? Especially because we’re filling up the swag bags and they’re full of amazing stuff from our wonderful artisans!
The first 25 people in line will receive a trick or treat swag bag worth more than $65!
Each bag includes:
– Halloween candy – we’re not philistines, come on!
– Halloween sticker
– a set of TDAM logo and bat pins (value $5)
– a forged iron coat hook from Edward’s Iron Garden (value $5)
– cookies from Sheileen’s Sweet Salutations (value $3)
– a pair of earrings from LittleBookWyrm (value $18)
– a pin from Ding Dong Bullshit (value $1)
– coupon for $10 off a purchase of $20 or more from Sheryl Kirby Creates (value $10)
– coupon for $5 off a purchase of $10 or more from SweetlySinisterArt (value $5)
– discount coupon/sticker from Darkly Designed for 10% off any purchase from their Etsy shop
and one of the following:
1 of 10 coffee cozies from Darkly Designed (value $10) ~or~
1 of 2 lace chokers from My Heart and Armour ($10 to $20 value) ~or~
1 of 6 cat’s eye masks from My Heart and Armour (value $10) ~or~
1 of 7 Kraaken keychains from Sheryl Kirby Creates (value $10)
So come early for your chance to score a bag of awesome stuff, but also to check out our 35 vendors and their fantastic art, not to mention grab a drink in the Ground Control Lounge.
We open at 11am, and will be there until 5pm. Our gorgeous venue is 100% accessible, and there’s an ATM on site for anyone who needs cash.
See you on Saturday!
Sheryl Kirby creates bold, audacious statement jewelry for someone who enjoys being noticed.
Sheryl takes inspiration from the Goth, industrial, punk, 2 Tone, Mod and rave scenes, the 2SLGBTQ+ community, disco, little kids who love rainbows, stylish old broads who don’t give a damn anymore, and the Gen Z kids who mix everything up with panache and aplomb.
Every piece is handmade and completely unique. Made from (non-latex) rubber, polymer clay, felt, and whatever else she can find, Sheryl makes one-of-a-kind pieces that are the epitome of wearable art.
Sheryl Kirby Creates will be taking part in our Hallowmas Market on Saturday, October 28th at Ground Control, 1279 Queen Street West. Be one of the first 25 people in the door to score one of our Trick or Treat Swag bags and get yourself a coupon for $10 off your purchase at Sheryl’s table.
Slow Burn Leather’s bespoke leather harnesses feature intricate layers and graphic lines to create striking silhouettes for every body. Straddling the spheres of fashion and restraint, these versatile harnesses encourage bold, fearless self-expression. Modularity and removable components allow for multi-way styling and extensive adjustability is built into every design. Made to measure is available upon request and a collaborative, client-focused approach guides custom projects.
Introducing a new concept for autumn 2023: Pre-order a harness from an album of flash designs. Ready for pickup at the Toronto Dark Arts Market! Classic concepts and original designs will be available at affordable rates. Made to measure for optimal fit. Deposit required. Check the pinned post on Instagram for full details!
Slow Burn Leather will be taking part in our Hallowmas Market on Saturday, October 28th at Ground Control, 1279 Queen Street West.
Check them out on the web.
I’m Sarah R., the 34-year-old owner of and sole artist at SweetlySinisterArt. I am a Gothic, fantasy loving, Halloween obsessed spiritual Satanist and my creations reflect such.
I picked up a pencil to draw at age 10 and have been practicing ever since. I got my start in the art industry 7 years ago when I took a job as a film & television prop maker. In the 4 years at that job, I created everything from wearable medieval amour out of sheet metal to Si-Fi weapons using everyday plumbing parts. Now, running my own studio where every day is Halloween for a little over 3 years, I proudly sell high quality handmade home decor, classic & 3D mixed media paintings as well as photo prints for those who enjoy both the sweet and sinister aspects of life.
SweetlySinisterArt will be taking part in our Hallowmas Market on Saturday, October 28th at Ground Control, 1279 Queen Street West. Get here early for one of our Trick or Treat Swag bags to score a coupon towards your purchase at the SweetlySinisterArt table.
My name is Vince, or Preterthings, I’m an animation student who likes painting animal skulls and dressing up like a clown. The name Preterthings comes from the word “preternatural”- meaning “beyond what is normal or natural”.
Most of my work revolves around the fascination for creepy dead things, as well as oddities, decomposition, cryptids, demons, reincarnation and things of that nature. My obsession for skulls in particular grew this summer when I had the opportunity to paint the majority of bones in my hoard.
Aside from skull painting I also enjoy stippling demons; the repetitiveness of drawing dots is like meditating and I think it did a lot for me. I still do it sitting in classes and stuff because I feel like it makes me listen better.
Occultocasia provides a blend of botany and witchcraft for your home. They specialize in the old art of Kokedama- a form of bonsai where plants are sculpted and grown from a ball of moss, and offer tropical or historically occult species of plants, along with hand blended incense, altar tools, and witchcraft aligned housewares.
Occultocasia will be taking part in our Hallowmas Market on Saturday, October 28th at Ground Control, 1279 Queen Street West. Check her out on Instagram.
eX has been making things for as long as she can remember and been a printmaker for over 25 years.
eX completed a BFA in 2005, from OCAD University and her limited edition original prints are in private collections internationally, and has exhibited her work in Canada and China, and is currently exhibiting in Japan.
Jai is a Nonbinary Toronto artist specializing in crowns, ear cuffs and suncatchers. Not just for pretty princesses, crowns & suncatchers can be spooky, goth and dark, as well!
Jai loves working with metal and crystals to make all your darkest fantasies come true!
Put on your thong, grab your tambourine, and step into my garden of DingDongBullshit! Funny, crude, provocative art and handmade leather goods… each item a weird and wonderful brain baby by the creator and illustrator of The Nihilists Calendar.
Slinging her particular brand of off colour art since 2017, The Queen of the Ding Dongs has something for those with a rebellious spirit and wicked sense of humour. Looking for something truly unique for that person who has everything? Look no further…they don’t have this.
All leather items are made from genuine leather and tooled, painted, and stitched by hand. Every appearance The Queen makes offers something new on the table. Come see for yourself!
Ding Dong Bullshit will be taking part in our Hallowmas Market on Saturday, October 28th at Ground Control, 1279 Queen Street West. There’s a Ding Dong Bullshit pin in each of the Trick or Treat Swag bags, so make sure to be one of the first 25 people through the door to experience The Queen’s unique art and style for free!